On 28-30 of April 2015, the “Young Biologists Association” NGO, in collaboration with the Student Scientific Society of Yerevan State University, organized “Climate Week” environmental education project in the frame of YEE “Climate Campaign”.During the project, the lectures, group works, discussions and contests were organized. On the first day, it was presented the aim of the campaign and several presentations about climate change global issue by Alla Aleksanyan Researcher at the Institute of Botany NAS RA and Diana Harutyunyan UNDP Climate Change Programme Coordinator.
On the next day the group work was organized. The tasks on climate change related issue was provided to the groups. They were presented their own ideas on the possible solutions of that problems. Afterwards, on the third day, the competition between the groups was organized. The theme of competition was consequences and impact of climate change, as well as possible solutions for Armenia. The winner of the campaignwas “Ecolex” youth team, which was selected based on jury voting. The winner team members received the prizes and all participants will get the certificates of participation.
The Young Biologists Association NGO was joined to the YEE “Climate Camapign” international environmental initiative organized by Youth and Environment Europe. The campaign is aimed to raise public awareness about climate change. The “Climate Campaign” is a new idea for project designed to stimulate youth NGOs to step up their contribution to the global social movement in response to climate change.
Youth and Environment Europe (YEE) is a platform of many European youth organizations that study nature or are active in environmental protection. YEE bring together 45 member organizations from 26 countries. The aim of YEE is to encourage youth to be involved in environmental protection and to provide a platform where these organizations can work together.
The “Climate Week” environmental education project was organized with support of The Rufford Foundation.
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